[postgis-users] Error while importing data

Markus Schaber markus at schabi.de
Mon Mar 21 05:15:38 PST 2005

Hi, Nigel,

strk at refractions.net schrieb:

>>would this affect mapserver btw? I'm up to try and experiment anything,
>>and help where I can.
> About mapserver you shouldn't have any problem as all geometries are
> converted to 2d before parsing anyway, I don't think it uses
> the 'dimension' field of geometry_columns at all.

For mapserver, it could even benefit if you run your geometries through
force_2d in an update, and then VACUUM FULL ANALYZE the table. This way
you avoid reading and transmitting the data to mapserver only to have it
thrown away there.


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